Textron Aviation Inc announced that they are going to offer the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi to Pistons, King Airs.
“We are excited to bring yet another modernized solution to our King Air customer base,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “Garmin’s G1000 NXi platform presents a valuable avionics solution for our King Air owners and operators who want an integrated flight deck that combines the latest in cockpit technology with an upgraded visual interface.”
Garmin’s G1000 NXi platform features significant flight display modernization with high speed processing times, better graphics rendering and enlarged readability with LED back-lighting. Capability improvements include map overlay on the HSI, improved FMS capabilities to consists of visual approaches, standard ADS-B In and Out, the capability to view VFR and IFR charts on the moving map, animated XM weather depiction and much more. Optional enrichments provide wireless database updates and flight plan uploads with Flight Stream and enhanced situational attentiveness with SurfaceWatch.
For new installations, the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck provides an approximated weight savings of 250 pounds or more in King Air aircraft, granting additional baggage, passenger and/or fuel load flexibility. New G1000 NXi installations also make use of a fresh, fully integrated and lightweight air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS), streamlining the upgrading procedure. Current King Air owners and operators with an on hand G1000 integrated flight deck can merely upgrade to the G1000 NXi platform with least aircraft downtime and commotion of the panel as the displays protect the same footprint and connector; as a result panel modifications are not required.
“As the manufacturer, we have built and delivered more than 7,300 King Air turboprops to customers around the world. As such, our capabilities and expertise in supporting the King Air fleet are unmatched,” said Thress.